Pretrial Drug Testing: Panacea or Pandora's Box?

  title={Pretrial Drug Testing: Panacea or Pandora's Box?},
  author={Christy A. Visher},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={112 - 131}
  • Christy A. Visher
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • Law
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Pretrial drug testing of arrestees and defendants released before trial is increasingly being implemented in state and local criminal justice agencies. The federal courts are also considering whether pretrial drug testing should be initiated in each district. But researchers and policymakers are currently engaged in a vigorous debate about the merits and drawbacks of pretrial drug-testing programs. Critics contend that the programs are difficult to implement, are too expensive, and have little… 
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